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Jan 6, 2013 7:00pm EST
ten years and no healthcare. if he gets sick he has to work through the sickness, and that's not the america that i think of. and so i'm really hoping this week, to finish the overly long answer -- is to really bring more attention to these problems, and right now, this session, congress is going to be debating cults in the snap -- cuts in the snap program, and in this time of austerity we can't be dumb and cut things that are long-term benefits. entitlements are investments in our society and we should prioritize these things, federally and actions locally. >> mayor, you were speaking in your forward about the small actions that people took to help your father. talk about the small actions that people take that can help homeless young people. can you talk about how that works in the city? >> first of all, i have had lots of conversations with people who quote-unquote have made it. who when they're in tough times, like tyler perry who was homeless, living in a car. to people i know throughout my community who have gotten broken drug addiction, who have dealt with brutal, brutal hatre
Jan 14, 2013 1:00am EST
significant healthcare problems among those over 65. and the g.i. bill gets very little credit in 2012 for being the key social policy that built the american middle class. american middle class was built on two basic components of the g.i. bill. access to education, affordable access to education, which was a voucher program. meaning the g.i.s could go to any school they wanted to. the money went to them instead of schools. the second its access to affordable housing. if you roll the clock ahead to 2012, why is the middle class suffering? we don't have access to affordable high quality higher education, our students are taking on vastly too much debt. and my two sons, 38 and 34 years of age, who have good incomes, in one case more than mine -- couldn't even buy a house recently because the price of the house exceeds their income, and they're in the top 10% of income in the united states. that mean housing is no longer accessible to the middle class, and when the middle class can't buy house, the middle class has we have known it since 1950 ceases to exist. so that's part two of the bo
Jan 12, 2013 9:00am EST
, 75-year-old map saying i want to get government out of my healthcare. of course government is already in their healthcare through medicare. the reason we have medicare is because of the democratic party in the 1960s under lyndon johnson that put that through. we have social security because of the democratic party in the 1930s under fdr. so there's a rich tradition of doing these kinds of things by the democrats. there's no doubt the party is not as populist based as it once was. whether the country as a whole has shifted that much or whether they were reading the wrong clips in the media, frankly i'm not sure we can tell you what it was but there definitely has been a shift in that sense. >> host: this e-mail from ron, all of your subjects seem to be basically revelations of corruption of american stereotypical ideal. what you believe is more the norm, corruption 0 idealism? aren't you driven to be per reppally pessimistic about the future of america by your work? >> guest: i don't see how -- anybody could be anything other than pessimistic when you look at healthcare, which
Jan 14, 2013 12:00am EST
healthcare law for different peoples. different people vote for immigration reform for different reasons but there's still a law that gets the majority. there's a very complicated picture and an interesting one you're painting of religion and the founding fathers. how do we fine what the common ground is that led them to agree on this first amendment on religion? >> guest: i think you look at the debates surrounding it. you look at the virginia debates. you look at what people said. but then those really aren't -- they don't really govern interpretation. the constitution isn't the virginia statute on religious freedom or the massachusetts constitution. the constitution is its own thing. it says very little about religion. what it does say in the first amendment, i think, we have -- as you well know, enormous body of precedent in literature on the preexercise clause and on the establishment clause, but i think that there is good reason to read that part of the constitution, that part of the first amendment in light of the jeffersonon, madisonian position that religious is exemptio
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